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The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

... also have their own strategic forecast of the situation in Afghanistan, future direct or indirect conflicts between Iran and other claimants for a dominant position in the region will be inevitable. The growing hostility in the region as a result of US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan and inspired by Israel’s new ambition to expand its influence closer to Iranian borders, can have impacts on both the population and the leadership in Iran. The newly elected conservative leadership with a sense of political unity between the Government, IRGC, Parliament, and the Judiciary may have wider range of policies ...


What Does NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan Mean for Regional Actors?

... over regional rivals namely, India. States such as Turkey and Iran stand to benefit (to some degree) from the internal instability of Afghanistan. For Turkey, a greater role in security in the region enhances its Central Asian presence and appeases NATO allies. For Iran, collaboration with the Taliban allows for a greater influence in a territory previously occupied by adversaries while the flow of migrants may mitigate some of its own internal struggles. China and Russia, relieved that the NATO presence on their ...


The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... countries were not taken serious, which in turn caused destabilization and gloominess in Afghanistan. Consequently, Pakistan and Iran who have been pursuing strategic depth in Afghanistan began to regroup, fund, train and outfit the Afghan government antagonists,... ... beyond, because Germany stationed the second largest troops in Afghanistan, the country is one of the main initiator of the NATO Resolute Support Mission for Afghanistan and it is one of the top 10 contributors to the reconstruction process and humanitarian ...


Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... objective reasons. To begin with, there are many players in the region that claim a leading role, primarily, Saudi Arabia and Iran, cooperation between which is seriously complicated by religious divergence. The same applies to Egypt that was historically ... ... in which one of these countries would accept a role as second in command. For this reason, US plans to establish some form of NATO in the Middle East are doomed to failure. Eventually I don’t see any streamlined collective security system in the Middle ...


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... nations had grown irrelevant [ 12 ]. Serious discussions began within NATO as to the future of nuclear warheads in Europe; these talks were largely related to the very sense of retaining the alliance now that the “communist adversary"was gone. NATO started looking for new “threats,"eventually identifying a number of Middle Eastern states, such as Iran, Syria and Iraq [ 13 ]. As Western rhetoric about the danger of the Iranian nuclear program and the need to “deter” Iran gained pace, many observers, including those in Turkey, began to believe that nuclear weapons were still of political and ...


Turkey and the Containment of Iran in the Middle East

... American interests in the Middle East. However, the U.S. has also been clear that it would not seek direct confrontation with Tehran, relying instead on cooperation with other regional players. This renders it imperative to assess what role Turkey, a major NATO ally, is going to occupy in the future with regards to U.S. plans to limit Iranian expansion in the Middle East. Yulia Sveshnikova, Hamidreza Azizi: War of Interests for Peace in Syria Washington's concerns over rising Iranian influence following the nuclear deal were prompted by several trends. The primary issue was Iranian ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... will it impact the process of inter-ethnic reconciliation and stability in the Balkans? How is the global refugee crisis in general impacting the Balkan region? What should be done about the massive refugee crisis in general? Syria and Turkish-Saudi-Iranian Conflict When a Turkish F-16 pilot shot down a Russian fighter jet in late November 2015, it might have provoked war between NATO and Russia. But international diplomacy helped to defuse tensions, and Turkey and Russia have subsequently worked to improve relations — even if the incident negatively impacted NATO, Russian and Turkish relations. Turkish-Russian relations were ...


I Hate Trump, But He Was Right to Strike Assad Regime of Syria

... improved marginally for all its efforts but has also saddled it with more responsibility. Trump’s strike will certainly make Iran question the cost of its support of Assad along with helping to limit the expansion of Hezbollah’s power. Also, as was ... ... have led to the toppling of his government, and this not long after the disillusionment of the experience of Libya’s post-NATO-intervention problems (although I still would say that the intervention was successful in saving many lives preventing a ...


Forging ahead, President Karzai stirs Afghanistan away from Washington’ shadow

... Afghanistan’s political surroundings have dramatically changed in the past decade; both India and Iran have emerged as regional super-powers with growing political traction, the United States of America no longer holds all the cards. It is likely Iran, India, Pakistan and to an extent China will step up upon NATO’s withdrawal and fill the void left by US funding.


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